For a man who has built a $US30 billion hedge fund empire on the prowess of artificial intelligence, David Harding is as human as you can get. The 55-year-old founder of London-based Winton Capital Management’s personal fortune of $US1.5 billion is irrefutable proof that systematic trading can work, and works spectacularly well. But that does not make him…Details
When newbies first come to trading they have often have in the back of their mind that trading will save them from whatever fate life may have in store for them or that it will somehow compensate for past failures. Unfortunately, the traits that make people successful are universal. People who are successful in one…Details
A somewhat confused structure but worth a casual read.
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Interesting piece from the ABC’s Health Report on the importance of checklists. The concept I have always found interesting is the notion of a time out before doing anything, even when you feel a time pressure. As traders we often feel compelled to act as quickly because of the thought of missing out.
One of the more interesting things about following hedge funds is the behaviour of those who run them. At various times they will get into wonderfully childish slanging matches with one another that generally take on the following dialogue. Hedge Fund Loser One – The stock you own is bullshit… Hedge fund Loser Two –…Details
Paul Offit likes to tell a story about how his wife, pediatrician Bonnie Offit, was about to give a child a vaccination when the kid was struck by a seizure. Had she given the injection a minute sooner, Paul Offit says, it would surely have appeared as though the vaccine had caused the seizure and…Details